In the period between February 27 to March 5, 2023, employees of the Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor for the Chelyabinsk and Kurgan regions, when implementing state quarantine phytosanitary control, revealed two violations of the current international legislation and the legislation of the Russian Federation when exporting flowers to Kazakhstan.
On March 2 and 3, together with the staff of the border department of the Bugristoye checkpoint (Troitsky district of the Chelyabinsk region) and the Nikolaevka checkpoint (Varnensky district of the Chelyabinsk region), two violations were uncovered: 9800 tulips were to be exported from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Kazakhstan without phytosanitary certificates.
Illegal export of flowers to Kazakhstan was prohibited. The vehicles were returned to the territory of the Russian Federation.
For violation of Article 25 of the Federal Law of July 21, 2014, No. 206-FZ "On Plant Quarantine," carriers were brought to administrative responsibility under Art. 10.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.
On the eve of the spring holiday, there is always an increase in the export of flower products. So, for example, last year, on the eve of March 8, for export from the Chelyabinsk region to Kazakhstan, officials of the department issued phytosanitary certificates for 830 thousand pieces of flower products (tulips, chrysanthemums, roses, and potted plants).
In 2023, 111.5 thousand flowers have already passed quarantine phytosanitary control as part of the issuance of permits.
According to the conclusions of the accredited laboratory of the Chelyabinsk branch of the FGBI "ARRIAH," all products were recognized as free from quarantine objects and sent to consignees in Kazakhstan.